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Compiling PHP 5 on AIX

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The content was adapted from IBM Wikis - AIX 5L Wiki - aixopen with corrections and enhancements

AIX 5.3 ML 03 is assumed. The gcc 4.0 or later should be installed.

  1. Make sure you have a few tens MB of free space in the following directories:
  2. Download the following:
     
  3. Install all the RPM files - if they are in one directory you can use shortcut:

    rpm -Uvh *.rpm

  4. Uncompress the PHP source code file and untar the files
    gunzip php*tar.gz
    tar xvf php*.tar
  5. If complied with oracle correct file $ORAHOME/rbms/public/oratypes.h (for some mental or religious reasons) it contains these lines:

    /* --- Signed/Unsigned eight-byte scalar (orasb8/oraub8) --- */

    #if (__STDC__ != 1) || defined(__64BIT__)

    # define ORAXB8_DEFINED

    # ifndef lint

    # ifdef __64BIT__

    typedef unsigned long oraub8;

    typedef signed long orasb8;

    Correction:

    1. Add

    || defined(HAVE_LONG_LONG)

     to the #if

    2. Before configuring php, execute

    export CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -DHAVE_LONG_LONG"

     

  6. Add /opt/freeware/bin to the PATH and -DHAVE_LONG_LONG to CFLAGS (if complied with Oracle)

    export PATH=/opt/freeware/bin:$PATH

    export CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -DHAVE_LONG_LONG"

  7. Run the following configure script
    ./configure --prefix=/usr/local \
      --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs \ 
      --with-config-file-path=/usr/local/apache2/conf \
      --with-gd \
      --with-ldap \
      --with-zlib-dir=/opt/freeware/lib \
      --enable-shared --disable-static \
      --with-zlib \
      --with-jpeg-dir=/opt/freeware/lib \
      --with-png-dir=/opt/freeware/lib \
      --with-xpm-dir=/opt/freeware/lib \
      --with-oci8=/oracle/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1 \
      --with-freetype-dir=/opt/freeware/lib \
      --with-oci8=/oracle/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1
    Notes:
  8. Compile PHP with the following command:
    make

Compiling PHP with Oracle support

Installation of PHP

Install PHP with the following two commands

make install
Installing PHP SAPI module: apache2handler
/usr/local/apache2/build/instdso.sh SH_LIBTOOL='/usr/local/apache2/build/libtool' libphp5.la /usr/local/apache2/modules
rm -f /usr/local/apache2/modules/libphp5.so
/usr/local/apache2/build/libtool --mode=install cp libphp5.la /usr/local/apache2/modules/
cp .libs/libphp5.a /usr/local/apache2/modules/libphp5.a
cp .libs/libphp5.lai /usr/local/apache2/modules/libphp5.la
libtool: install: warning: remember to run `libtool --finish /home/php/php-5.2.5/libs'
chmod 755 /usr/local/apache2/modules/libphp5.so
... ... ... 


Install libphp5.so, if necessary and php.ini

Often make install fails to move .libs/libphp5.so to destination. In this case you need to execute the command manually:

cp .libs/libphp5.so /usr/local/apache2/modules

If you do not have your own php.ini you need to put default into conf directory

cp php.ini-recommended /usr/local/apache2/conf/php.ini

Configuring PHP with Apache2 on AIX - By Example

Assuming you have just installed Apache2+ (and it is working OK) and have just installed PHP as in the above section then this is what you need to configure PHP to work.

  1. Stop Apache2 with: /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl -k stop
  2. You will need to configure PHP into Apache2 before you use it
  3. Restart Apache2 with: /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl -k start
  4. Now test PHP with Apache2

Once compiled moving Apache2+PHP to an new/production machine

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Typical complication when compling PHP5 with Oracle support

Error: oraub8 undeclared

Cause: $ORAHOME/rbms/public/oratypes.h (for some mental or religious reasons) contains these lines:

/* --- Signed/Unsigned eight-byte scalar (orasb8/oraub8) --- */

#if (__STDC__ != 1) || defined(__64BIT__)

# define ORAXB8_DEFINED

# ifndef lint

# ifdef __64BIT__

typedef unsigned long oraub8;

typedef signed long orasb8;

Solution:

1. Add

|| defined(HAVE_LONG_LONG)

to the #if

2. Before configuring php, execute

export CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -DHAVE_LONG_LONG"

Example of configure script option for PHP5 with build-in with Oracle-support (oci8 libraries

--with-oci8=/oracle/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1'

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TekWire.Net - Building Apache & PHP on AIX 5.2

21 December 2006

Compiling Apache2 and PHP 5.1 on AIX

July 9th, 2006 | FASherman

This build was accomplished on AIX 5.3 ML 03 with no IBM compilers installed. I highly recommend building and installing Apache 2 and PHP 5.1 together. Performing these separately can have unpredicted results.

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have the necessary free space in the following filesystems:
    • /usr
    • /opt
    • /home
    • /tmp
  2. Download the following:
  3. Install libm.a from the AIX CDROM
  4. Install the compiler and library

    rpm -Uvh gcc-4*.rpm
    rpm -Uvh libgcc-4*rpm
Compiling Apache2+ using GCC
  1. Uncompress the Apache Web Server source into your home directory

    # gunzip httpd-2*tar.gz
    # tar xvf httpd-2*.tar
    # cd httpd*

  2. Build the configuration file enabling shared object

    # ./configure -C --enable-so --prefix /usr/local/apache2

  3. Compile the server

    # make

  4. Install the server (/usr/local/apache2)
# make install
Compiling PHP using GCC
  1. Uncompress the PHP source code file and untar the file

    # gunzip php*tar.gz
    # tar xvf php*.tar
    # cd php-5.1.4

  2. Build the configuration file enabling shared objects

    # export PATH=/opt/freeware/bin:$PATH
    # ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-config-file-path=/usr/local/apache2/conf --with-gd --with-pear --with-gettext --with-mime-magic --with-zlib-dir=/opt/freeware/lib --enable-shared --disable-static --with-png --with-zlib --with-bz2 --with-xml --with-jpeg-dir=/opt/freeware/lib --with-png-dir=/opt/freeware/lib --with-xpm-dir=/opt/freeware/lib --with-freetype-dir=/opt/freeware/lib

  3. Compile PHP with the following command:

    # make

    NOTE: There will be compiler warnings about pointers type mismatches. The can be disregarded.

  4. Install PHP with the following two commands
# cp .libs/libphp5.so /usr/local/apache2/modules
# cp php.ini-recommended /usr/local/apache2/conf/php.ini

Configuring Apache2 with PHP
  1. Stop Apache2

    # /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl -k stop

  2. Edit /usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf, adding the following at the end

    LoadModule php5_module modules/libphp5.so
    AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
    DirectoryIndex index.php

  3. Edit the /usr/local/apache2/conf/php.ini file

    Change the php variable:
    ;date.timezone =
    to reflect your timezone

  4. Restart Apache2

    # /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl -k start

  5. Now test PHP with Apache2
    • Create a test web page

      # vi /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/phpinfo.php

      <h1> PHP testing </h1>
      <?PHP phpinfo() ?>

    • Open the page in your browser: http://your_server/phpinfo.php
    • Verify the php data
    • Delete phpinfo.php

      # rm /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/phpinfo.php

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